Bills release TE Charles Clay

February 15, 2019 - 4:24 pm

The Bills have released tight end Charles Clay.

We’ve released TE Charles Clay.



We’ve released TE Charles Clay.

— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) February 15, 2019

Clay was scheduled to count $9 million towards the team’s salary cap in 2019.  His release means the team frees up $4.5 million, but will have a dead cap hit of $4.5 million, as well.

Clay spent his first four years in the NFL with the Miami Dolphins, who placed the “transition tag” on him following the 2014 season.  The Bills offered him a five year, $38 million contract with $24.5 in guarantees, including a $10 million signing bonus.  Miami failed to match, allowing him to go to Buffalo.

In four seasons with the Bills, the tight end caught 178 passes for 1822 yards and nine touchdowns.  However, he never played a full sixteen games in a Bills uniform, missing three games each of the past two seasons and ten games in four years.

2018 was Clay’s worst season as a pro, catching only 21 passes for 184 yards and failing to score touchdown.

The Bills now only have Jason Croom and Logan Thomas under contract at the tight end position.  Thomas, however, is a restricted free agent.

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